Frank Marzullo’s 5 Favorite Holiday Traditions

Get ready to enjoy the holidays Marzullo style.

If you know Fox19 NOW morning anchor/meteorologist Frank Marzullo, you know the man LOVES some holiday cheer. Get to know him a little better with his 5 favorite Tri-State Christmas traditions.

Cincinnati Choo Choo

Cincinnati Choo Choo at the Krohn Conservatory

“The conservatory showroom will be filled with ruby red poinsettias, fanciful evergreens, cyclamen, amaryllis, and more of your favorite holiday plants. Delightful botanical architecture surrounded by many miles of train track will be created in natural components by the Applied Imagination team.” 

When: Sat. 12/16, Sat. 12/23, Sat. 12/30, Sat. 1/6

Where: 1501 Eden Park Dr, Eden Park

Cost: $7 for adults, $4 for kids 5-17, free for kids 4 and younger

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The National Exemplar

Breakfast with Santa at the National Exemplar

Get breakfast at one of the most beloved restaurants in town AND meet the big man himself.

NOTE! This event fills up quickly, be sure to call ahead to make sure they have open seats. 513-271-2103

When: Sat. 12/16, Sat. 12/22 and Sat. 12/23

Each day has sessions at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Where: The National Exemplar, 6880 Wooster Pike, Mariemont

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PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo

“The Cincinnati Zoo will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 35th annual PNC Festival of Lights! In addition to admiring the beauty of 2.5 million LED lights, visitors can watch a Madcap black-light puppet show, ride the BB&T Toyland Express, search for fairies in Fairyland, marvel at the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, or snack at one of two S’mores-n-More stands. NEW: Santa will be available for visits starting at 4 p.m., an hour before the rest of the festivities begin.”

When: Nov. 18 – Jan. 1

Where: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, Avondale

Cost: $17 online, $19 at the gate. $12 online (children, seniors), $13 at the gate (children, seniors)

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Entertrainment Junction

Christmas at Entertrainment Junction

“A Do-It-All ticket lets you create lasting memories with your family enjoying Christmas at the Junction. Take a magical journey through a winter wonderland to visit the North Pole. See the Reindeer, the Elf Workshop & enjoy a fresh-baked cookie with Mrs. Claus in her kitchen. Share your joy and special Christmas wishes during one-on-one time with Santa is his comfy study.”

When: Now through January 1st.

Where: 7379 Squire Ct, West Chester Township

Cost: $15.95

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Things to do in Cincinnati

The Nutcracker Luncheon

“Celebrate the return of Nutcracker Luncheon to Music Hall. Enjoy a scrumptious kid-friendly lunch and holiday photo opportunities with your favorite Nutcracker characters! There will be plenty of activities and fun for the entire family.”

When: Sat. 12/16 at 11 a.m.

Where: Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street, Over-the-Rhine

Cost: $25 for kids, $50 for adults.

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